It’s undeniably high-brow humour.
One mum’s hilarious attempt to dress up her baby for Halloween slightly backfired – after she couldn’t scrub off his eyebrows afterwards.
Chloe Smith scrawled the jet-black eyebrows on her baby’s face for a fancy dress party last Friday, October 29, with her entire family dressed up as the Addams Family.
But the next day, she was left horrified after the hilarious-looking eyebrows refused to budge, with the eyeliner clinging to his ‘delicate, fine’ baby hair.
Since then has been dousing the rogue brow in baby oil, baby lotion, cradle cap exfoliator, hair conditioner and liquid talc to no avail.
In a hilarious TikTok video, which has racked up more than half a million views, Chloe explains she is still trying to free little Vinnie of his striking new look.
Chloe, from Snodland, Kent, said: “I just can’t believe it. In my head I really thought I was doing something clever by putting it on with something he couldn’t rub off.
“A week on, we’ve still got half an eyebrow.
“My brother and his wife had a Halloween party on Friday. On Saturday morning, half of his ‘tache had come off in his sleep. I wiped his moustache off and then tried an eyebrow but it wasn’t budging. It was like glue all stuck in his eyebrow.
“I thought I’d give him a bath and it’d be off by that evening but it wasn’t. Then on the Sunday it still wasn’t coming off.
“I covered him in baby oil, baby lotion. I took so many pictures.
“Luckily, he doesn’t go to childcare and I would have had to go do the school run, but because I, unfortunately, caught Covid, the school are picking Esme up.
“I’d have definitely got funny looks if I’d have taken him to school with his eyebrows like that.”
The mum-of-four covered herself in white face paint and donned a black wig to transform herself into Morticia, her partner Liam Dowd, 26, dressed as Gomez and their oldest daughter Esme, seven, went as Wednesday.
The office and laboratory manager then dressed up two-year-old Aida as Pugsley and whipped out her magnetic eyeliner to draw eyebrows on six-month-old Vinnie – safe in the knowledge he wouldn’t be able to rub them off that night.
Plant operator Liam had also used it to draw on a moustache while Esme had some on her eyes as eyeliner.
While their faces were easily cleaned, little Vinnie is still branded with them as Chloe frantically works through her bathroom cabinet to find things to restore his blond brows.
Chloe said: “My brother said ‘if you come, you have to dress up’. We wondered what we could go as a whole family and decided on the Addams Family.
“Not a lot of people seem to know but the Addams Family have the little baby Pubert in the second film.
“We had Pugsley, my eldest daughter went as Wednesday then we dressed Vinnie, my youngest, as Pubert.
“Esme just had white face paint and the black eyeliner on, but it was just on her eyelids so it came off.
“I then sprayed her hair black. I didn’t put any makeup on Aida because she can’t sit still for a second.
“I didn’t want to use my eyebrow pencil because Vinnie could just rub it off and it could go all over his baby grow.
“I used my magnetic eyeliner because I use it all the time and it comes off really easily off my eyelids.
“Magnetic eyeliner is put on like an eyeliner then the eyelashes have tiny magnetics. You stick the eyelash on and it goes on straight away.
“For days I was trying to get it off and he still has half of one on now. It’s stuck to his hair – I feel awful. I tried a cradle cap exfoliator and absolutely nothing has budged it.
“Liam was like ‘what the hell have you done?’ He’d put it on his moustache and had to really scrub it to get it off.
“Where his stubble was coarser, it just came off, whereas Vinnie’s hair is so delicate and fine.
“In the end, I managed to get one off. I soaked him in baby oil while he was asleep and picked it.
“It was bright red so I thought ‘oh gosh, I can’t do the other one yet’. I left it overnight and now he’s got half of one left so I’ll finish that when he goes to sleep.”